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04-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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F35-70 hood

I'm looking for a hood that snaps on rather than screws into my F35-70's 49mm filter ring. I prefer rigid over rubber, and this is a must - the hood needs to allow for reverse storage on the lens with and work with a lens cap in either orientation.

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04-07-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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This might be the best you can do...

Mennon 49mm DC BN Universal Bayonet Mount Lens Hood | eBay

The problem is it's going to rotate...
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Jim, the only thing I have seen that will do all of that is one of the collapsible rubber hoods. I have one on my F35-70 and the lens cap fits onto the hood. Here's a link, not sure anymore which one I have. 49mm rubber hood | eBay Check to make sure the one you get has threads on the front or the lens cap won't attach.
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Hi Boriscleto- I did several eBay searches and never spotted this item. It looks like it might do what I need. Thanks and the item is ordered.

Hi Jatrax- I have one of the collapsible rubber hoods, and I hate it. It is fine when I am shooting, but a royal pain to get the lens in and out of the bag due to the additional circumference of the collapsed hood. I have three DA L lenses, all with the reversible mounting bayonet hoods and I guess I am spoiled. I have also decided that rigid hoods offer a lot more physical protection than a collapsible hood.

I really like my F35-70, except for the lack of a decent hood. The rubber hood will have one advantage over the petal style hood just ordered. The front element on the F35-70 rotates during focus (but not during zoom). This didn't matter with the rubber hood, but could very well be an issue with the petal hood if I need to focus rapidly and the subject distance varies a lot.

Thanks to both of you for your responses.

04-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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According to Boz's page the fitting hood catalog code was RH-RA49. RH is, I think, Rubber Hood. RA is, I think, Round Adjustable. 49 is obviously 49mm. Those interpretations would fit the Code Pattern from the hard plastic hoods.

If Boz's page is right Pentax actually specified the 49mm 3-Stage Rubber Hood for this lens. I know that doesn't meet your current preference but I think it is at least interesting.
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As mentioned, a petal hood won't work with F 35-70mm because the front element rotates when focusing.

I use a Pentax 49mm metal hood for the F 35-70mm lens. The hood has the marking: "Standard Lens 1:1.4 50mm 1:1.8 - 2 55mm".

On the right is the lens in storage position.

A nice thing about this hood is that in the "deployed" position of the hood, the center-pinch 49mm lens cap can still be used.
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Soldbear's idea looks better, but barring one of those, one thing you might try is a step ring up to an appropriate size and one of those old Nikon bell-shaped hoods that clamp on with the little silver buttons on the side. I doubt it'll hold itself in a reverse position, but with the right size cap for the step ring it could be pretty convenient.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
This might be the best you can do...

Mennon 49mm DC BN Universal Bayonet Mount Lens Hood | eBay

The problem is it's going to rotate...
Pro: the hood easily clips on to either a filter or the included glassless filter ring.
Con:The F35-70 lens turns while focusing - means often adjusting the hood petals - I could live with this but...
The hood won't store in reverse. Oh it cups over everything, but with nothing to secure it, even lightly, it will soon be bouncing around in my photo bag.

I am sending it back.
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Soldbear's idea looks better, but barring one of those, one thing you might try is a step ring up to an appropriate size and one of those old Nikon bell-shaped hoods that clamp on with the little silver buttons on the side. I doubt it'll hold itself in a reverse position, but with the right size cap for the step ring it could be pretty convenient.
The going rate new is US$35 - US$40, plus shipping, and I can't seem to find a cheap knock-off of the Nikon design. I find that unusual. There are a couple used items out there, but of course I am still paying for the Nikon branding.

Aside from the price, this does look like it would meet my wants - including the reverse storage according to one review, and as it happens I do have a 49-52 step ring and extra 52mm cap among my odds and ends.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
The going rate new is US$35 - US$40, plus shipping, and I can't seem to find a cheap knock-off of the Nikon design. I find that unusual. There are a couple used items out there, but of course I am still paying for the Nikon branding.

Aside from the price, this does look like it would meet my wants - including the reverse storage according to one review, and as it happens I do have a 49-52 step ring and extra 52mm cap among my odds and ends.

Yeah, usedness is what I was thinking of, anyway: the knockoffs may not have those high-quality clips that you'd want, anyway. They're good items, and all
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In re-reading your first post, I believe you were thinking of the older F style Nikon hood. The newer HS-7 hood will apparently grip in both normal and stored positions and allow the cap to be used in either position. B&H wants $35 for this hood new. I found a used copy on fleabay where the original owner used a big silver marker to proclaim his ownership. More than likely I will either use a black marker or grab a can of flat black spray paint from my basement to clean this up.
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I think this one would do what you want. Not-petal shaped, reversible:
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I think this one would do what you want. Not-petal shaped, reversible:
The used Nikon hood is already on order, or yes I would be ordering this now. I may still order it if the Nikon hood doesn't do what I want. Thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
In re-reading your first post, I believe you were thinking of the older F style Nikon hood. The newer HS-7 hood will apparently grip in both normal and stored positions and allow the cap to be used in either position. B&H wants $35 for this hood new. I found a used copy on fleabay where the original owner used a big silver marker to proclaim his ownership. More than likely I will either use a black marker or grab a can of flat black spray paint from my basement to clean this up.
Sounds good. The silver paint might actually simply come off with the right solvent. Maybe just nail polish remover, even, depending what it is.
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Final (maybe) from me on this thread.... The Nikon HS-7 hood arrived and the seller had already cleaned the silver paint off it. Still decidedly used, but overall in very good shape. Best, when paired with a 49-52 step up ring, it does exactly what I want. It clips on to the 52mm filter thread in either direction. My 52mm lens cap isn't quite as secure as I would like and there is a small gap where dust can filter in, but it does work from either side of the hood.

I still find it hard to believe there aren't more cheap knock-offs of this design.

Thank you to everyone who tried to assist with this project!
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